Champions Real Madrid’s poor run in this season’s Spanish LaLiga continued as they were stunned 1-0 at their Santiago Bernabeu home ground by Villarreal on Saturday.
The only goal of the game was scored by Pablo Fornals in the 87th minute.
The defeat means Madrid have now failed to win their last three league games (two defeats, one draw).
Also they have now lost their last two home games in the league.
They are currently fourth on 32 points,16 points off leaders Barcelona who can stretch the lead with a win away to Real Sociedad on Sunday.
The European champions will hope to return to winning ways when they travel away to face Leganes in the first-leg quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday.